Demonstrative Adjective Examples

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What Are Demonstrative Adjectives? (with Examples)

The demonstrative adjectives are this, that, these, and those. They are used to point out specific people or things.

This and That for Singular Nouns

This and that are used to modify singular nouns.

This is used to point out something close by. For example:
  • This plate is very hot.
That is used to point out something farther away. For example:
  • Can you see that ranch?

These and Those for Plural Nouns

These and those are used to modify plural nouns.

These is used to point out something close by. For example:
  • These flowers smell nice.
Those is used to point out something farther away. For example:
  • Do not approach those dogs.

The Difference between Demonstrative Adjectives and Demonstrative Pronouns

The demonstrative pronouns are the same words as the demonstrative adjectives (i.e., this, that, these, and those). They are also used to point out specific people or things. However, they do not modify nouns or pronouns. They stand alone as pronouns. For example:
  • This is very hot.
  • Can you see that?
  • These smell nice.
  • Do not approach those.
Remember, these and those modify plural nouns. So, be careful with the word kind, which is singular. For example:
  • These kind of things.
  • These kinds of things.
 
 

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